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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I see you requested another engineer, but wanted to check if you are still looking for help since it's still unanswered.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Great. What exactly is your question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Am removing a load bearing wall that spans 19' on the 1st floor and runs to floors up I wanna replace the wall with a 20' lvl beam that spans the entire length of the space 5 1/2"× 9 1/2"× 20' am wondering if the beam would be sufficient to support the 2 floors above or would I have to put a colum in the middle
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

What is the joist length on each side of the beam? Will it support any ceramic tile?

Is it supporting two floors and an attic?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The joist length on each side is 12' and the wall is only supporting the 2 floors the second level and the attic floor not the roof
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

A 7" x 16" 2.0E is the bare bones minimum size you need

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

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